Pastora Soler, Spain’s entry into this years Eurovision, has stunned Spain after she admitted that Television España bosses have pleaded with her not to win this year, as they can’t afford to stage it next year.
“It’s very expensive, and until we get over this economic problem, Spain can’t put on such a grand spectacle” she told ABC Punto Radio in a shock interview. “It’s alright for Azerbaijain, they can afford it. We can’t. Both myself, and the bosses at TVE, will be happy if I just get into the top 5”.
In fact, the budget cuts have even affected her show at Eurovision – no fireworks, no fancy effects, just a few flashy lights.